TWISTA DROPS CHI ROC NAME
Rapper Twista has resolved his trademark beef with fellow Chicago rapper Faheem Shabazz. Twista has decided against using the Chi-Roc name for his new entertainment company after Shabazz took issue with the name because he allegedly started the Chi-Roc Hip Hop Nation in Chicago in 1985.
Twista’s attorney, David Gold, said in a letter earlier this month, “Please be advised that our client has not released any products under the ‘Chi-Roc’ mark, Chi-Roc Entertainment has already been dissolved and the registration of the URL ‘Chi-Roc.com’ has expired. We are in the process of abandoning the trademark application.”
Shabazz told SOHH.com he was happy with the decision. He said, “I hope the world can see the truth now that we’ve won the battle. He can’t use the term ‘Chi-Rock’ ever again without being sued. There were a lot of angry Chi-Rock members that are now ready to celebrate our victory. I wasn’t after his money or fame even though I was bashed by his supporters in the streets, in news articles and on the internet as being a liar and an opportunist.”